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  • FNU Braidfort, {fictional} (deceased)
    Medieval legend Marion Braidfoot, {fictional} did not exist. She was not the wife or lover of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Kt. . Since Marion didn’t exist, daughter Wallace was not their child, an...
  • Hugh Braidfute of Lamington, {fictional} (c.1235 - 1297)
    Medieval legend Marion Braidfoot, {fictional} did not exist. She was not the wife or lover of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Kt. . Since Marion didn’t exist, daughter Wallace was not their child, an...
  • Marion Braidfoot, {fictional} (c.1276 - 1297)
    Medieval legend Marion Braidfoot, {fictional} did not exist. She was not the wife or lover of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Kt. . Since Marion didn’t exist, daughter Wallace was not their child, an...
  • Pharamond, king of the Franks {Legendary} (b. - bef.430)
    Pharamond or Faramund (c. 370 - c. 427) is probably legendary rather than historical. Although he is often called the first king of the Salian Franks, he was first mentioned in the anonymous 8th centur...

Many invented and fictional people have been inserted into genealogical collections, generally as part of an attempt to fill in the blanks, but also to connect cultures and justify claims to an ancient history.
Profiles for invented and fictional people often become battleground among genealogists.

Purpose

This project collects and identifies people for whom no historical evidence exists.

Categories

  • Arthurian Fiction - people who are medieval inventions from the many stories of Arthurian romance.
  • Early Flemish Genealogy - medieval fictions in in Flanders and surrounding areas.
  • Early Frisian Genealogy - medieval fictions in Holland and surrounding areas.
  • Frankish Fiction - people who are the invention of medieval Frankish chronicles.
  • Greek Mythology - characters from Greek mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Roman mythology.
  • Irish Fiction - characters from Irish mythology, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn.
  • Mabinogion
  • Modern Fiction - people who appear to have been invented in the 19th and 20th centuries, including those invented by genealogical forgers and con men.
  • Norse Mythology - characters from Norse (Scandinavian) mythology.
  • Odin's Kin - descents from the Norse and Germanic god Odin or Woden.
  • Roman Mythology - characters from Rome mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Greek mythology.
  • Shakespeare's History - genealogy in William Shakespeare's plays.
  • Welsh Mythology - characters from Welsh mythology.

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